Barley bird(Zoöl.), the siskin.Barley sugar, sugar boiled till it is brittle (formerly with a decoction of barley) and candied.Barley water, a decoction of barley, used in medicine, as a nutritive and demulcent.

(Bar"ley*brake` Bar"ley*break`) n. An ancient rural game, commonly played round stacks of barley, or other grain, in which some of the party attempt to catch others who run from a goal.

(Bar"ley-bree`) n. [Lit. barley broth. See Brew.] Liquor made from barley; strong ale. [Humorous] [Scot.] Burns.

(Bar"ley*corn`) n. [See Corn.]

1. A grain or "corn" of barley.

2. Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.

John Barleycorn, a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.

(Barm) n. [OE. berme, AS. beorma; akin to Sw. bärma, G. bärme, and prob. L. fermentum. &radic93.] Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast. Shak.

(Barm), n. [OE. bearm, berm, barm, AS. bearm; akin to E. bear to support.] The lap or bosom. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Bar"maid`) n. A girl or woman who attends the customers of a bar, as in a tavern or beershop.

A bouncing barmaid.
W. Irving.

Barker's mill
(Bark"er's mill`) [From Dr. Barker, the inventor.] A machine, invented in the 17th century, worked by a form of reaction wheel. The water flows into a vertical tube and gushes from apertures in hollow horizontal arms, causing the machine to revolve on its axis.

(Bark"er*y) n. A tanhouse.

Barking irons
(Bark"ing i`rons)

1. Instruments used in taking off the bark of trees. Gardner.

2. A pair of pistols. [Slang]

(Bark"less), a. Destitute of bark.

Bark louse
(Bark" louse`) (Zoöl.) An insect of the family Coccidæ, which infests the bark of trees and vines.

The wingless females assume the shape of scales. The bark louse of the vine is Pulvinaria innumerabilis; that of the pear is Lecanium pyri. See Orange scale.

(Bark"y) a. Covered with, or containing, bark. "The barky fingers of the elm." Shak.

(Bar"ley) n. [OE. barli, barlich, AS. bærlic; bere barley + lic (which is prob. the same as E. like, adj., or perh. a form of AS. leac leek). AS. bere is akin to Icel, barr barley, Goth. barizeins made of barley, L. far spelt; cf. W. barlys barley, bara bread. 92. Cf. Farina, 6th Bear.] (Bot.) A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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